"C. Diff," as it is commonly called among the gastric groupies, is a tough little bug that patients are increasingly catching in hospitals and nursing homes.Now, how does this work exactly? Do they dose you with your own, or just scoop something out of the nearest bedpan?
Although antibiotics are now the first mode of attack, a growing number of gastroenterologists like Dr. Lawrence Brandt of the Montefiore Medical Center, in New York, believe that, in some cases, injecting excrement either by enema or through a gastric tube inserted in the nose is more effective.
Oh, wait. Here's the answer.
"There are some donor banks in Australia, but here in the U.S., we use fresh stool from donors," Brandt said.Well, that's a relief. I wouldn't want 'em shootin' me up with just any old poop.
Just as blood donors are screened, so, too, are those who supply doo-doo.
(BTW - vault custodian at an Australian poop bank. Not just a job; a calling)